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Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by slimp, Aug 21, 2011.

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  1. slimp

    slimp Thread Starter

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    Hi all,

    First off, I am running Windows 7 Home Premium version 6.1 (build 7600) on a Sony Vaio vgn-nw235f laptop I purchased a year and a half ago. I can provide more specs if needed.

    Recently I've been noticing small things that are messing up in my computer. Nothing major, but some examples are:

    I can't change my desktop background. When I go into Desktop>Personalize, it shows that I have the new background installed, but it in fact hasn't changed. Also, my Firefox personas revert back to the previous one every time I restart the program. Things like that.

    A few months ago I got a virus from a download that made a bunch of changes to my computer, but I have gotten rid of it a long time ago. Currently I have no viruses or spyware, according to a number of antivirus programs. I checked my C: disk a few hours ago as well, and it did not fix the problem.

    Any ideas what could be happening?
     
  2. Lance1

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    I read somewhere that if you delete this .jpg and then try and change the background it should work. Can't remember where though but its worth a shout.

    C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\TranscodedWallpaper.jpg

    As for the Firefox personas issue I'm not sure whats up with that. You may want to remove personas and reload it again. I love personas, I've used it for some time now.
     
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